we have spent money cleaning it and having it worthy of the road. we’re a little tense as it’s raining and one of us, eight years old, is not so aware or interested in the effects of mud on upholstery. we still have some petrol in the tank. it will be enough for the journey. it’s been a year since we made the decision and we’ve rehearsed being without it all through the winter recording each kilometre travelled, each litre expended. and now, we’re at this point, ready to drive for the last time from the town with little public transport to the city dripping in it, where the young guy who works for the armed services credit union will hand us a cheque to cash in at the bicycle shop.
35.0: OZ-KO (ENVOY)Poetry Editor David Prater
Released April 2011
OZ-KO (ENVOY) is the first part of Cordite's special thirty-fifth issue showcasing contemporary poets from Australia and the Republic of Korea in an unique bi-lingual exchange.